Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum in Shillong

Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum Overview

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Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum forms a part of the State Central Library complex in Shillong. Functioning under the Art and Culture Department of Meghalaya's state government, it provides a peek into the history, culture and lifestyle of various tribes of the region. It is divided into two galleries, which are dedicated to different tribal groups of Meghalaya. The first gallery displays items related to Jaintias and Khasis while the second is associated with Garos.

In the first gallery, visitors would get a chance to see wooden crafts, tribal dresses, exquisite ornaments, traditional weapons, utensils, pottery items and musical instruments of Jaintia and Khasi tribes. The specialities of this gallery are the Muga cloth, hand-woven baskets and Wein pottery.

The gallery related to Garos has a similar collection of artefacts, which offer a detailed insight into the inheritance of this native mountainous tribe. Bamboo hut models, tribal attire, local weapons like Selu and Sephi, colourful turbans and ornaments like Ringitok and Seng-Ki are highlights of this gallery. Visitors are allowed to purchase many of the items displayed in this museum.

  • Opening Closing Time 10:00 am – 04:00 pm (Daily)

  • Photo Opp

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  • For Kids

    Children coming to Capt. Williamson Sangma State Museum get to know about the lifestyle of the indigenous tribes of Meghalaya.
  • Entrance Fee Free

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Location

IGP Point, Shillong, East Khasi Hills, 793001, Meghalaya